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Oculus Rift's First 3D, 360 Degree Film Gets An Interactive Trailer

by Kyle Hilliard on Feb 22, 2014 at 04:36 AM

Zero Point, a film currently in production from Condition One (a new studio dedicated to making Oculus Rift films), has released an interactive trailer for its first project.

Condition One was founded by filmmaker and photo journalist Danfung Dennis. Dennis directed the documentary Hell and Back Again, which was nominated for an Oscar. His new Oculus Rift focused project is a 3D, 360 degree movie documentary about the pioneers of consumer-level virtual reality.

You can head over Condition One's site to see the interactive version, or check out a standard trailer below. Obviously, even with its interactivity, it doesn't quite get across the simulation of watching footage on an Oculus Rift, but you can imagine what some of this footage would look like in a virtual reality space. There are shots in space, footage from an E3 show floor, as well as interviews with virtual reality technology creators.

[Source: Condition One, Wired, Popular Science]


Our Take
This is definitely something I want to experience. There are concerns of course, like will the technology be too distracting to maintain your focus on the story or information being presented? If you can turn your head away from an interview, will you continue to pay attention? Also, can you watch a full documentary film using the Ocluls? Or will eye-strain persist? I still want to see this though, especially the in-space sequence. I am a sucker for stuff in space.

Zero Point Official Trailer from Condition One on Vimeo.